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How to be healthier, happier and wealthier

Updated on October 2, 2012


Why detox?

Life is stressful and we add to this stress with our diet, we are often so short of time that we rely on convenience foods and quick fixes to give ourselves energy, but in the long term these can leave our bodies in a state that can't cope with illness or stressful situations. They can leave us tired, depressed and overweight or even underweight and lacking vital nutrients. Ultimately this can lead to serious illness such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

One of the best things I ever did for my health was a "detox". There has been a lot written about detoxing, some of it very negative, but to give your body a rest for a while can only be good in my opinion. It was after the birth of my second child that I found myself struggling with lack of sleep, excess weight and feeling generally rundown. My skin was terrible and kept breaking out in awful spots which wouldn't heal properly. I came across a book called "Detox Yourself" by Jane Scrivner which really interested me, I bought it, read it and embarked on my first detox. I was a bit sceptical but liked the fact that the book was aimed at looking after and pampering yourself- I really needed a bit of TLC! 30 days later I was converted and everyone around me was amazed by the results, I had tons of energy, I was sleeping better (or as well as can be expected with a baby), I lost weight and my skin was glowing ( I didn't get another spot for at least a year afterwards).

I have told many people since about my experience and describe it as giving your body a really good spring clean inside and out. For 30 days you will look after yourself really well and body (and mind!) will be nurtured back to optimum health.

Basically your diet will change. That means no wheat, cows dairy, meat, alcohol, caffeine, added sugar and salt. That sounds restrictive but it really isn't, instead you will be eating fish, brown rice, goat and sheep milk, cheese and yogurt, dried fruits and varied fresh fruits and vegetables, chickpeas, nuts, apple and grape juices. You can create many delicious meals with these ingredients and you will not feel hungry, in fact if you are hungry then you are doing it wrong!

The Science Bit

I have a scientific background and love to know how and why things work. The reason our bodies get in such a mess is that most of our diet is very acidic. Meat, wheat, cows dairy and sugar are all acid producing when digested. This creates a hostile environment in our bodies which damages our cells and sends hormones haywire (in particular oestrogen). The liver is our main organ for removing toxins from the blood and converting it to substances which can be excreted, but it can get overworked and stressed. Similarly the skin (the largest organ) removes toxins through sweat and the kidneys through urine, both of which can suffer. Ultimately, an acidic, toxic environment with hormone production all over the place can result in illness such as cancer (can be caused by over production of oestrogen), diabetes (poor regulation of sugar), heart disease (clogged arteries) and many more.

Detoxing means you will introduce more alkaline foods into your diet which will allow your body to rest and repair itself. Your body will be more balanced and function more efficiently. You will have more energy, your skin will glow and you will feel great!


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